This is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it’s a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race around the world on a 70-foot ocean racing yacht.
All that is asked of participants is a good level of fitness, an age over 18 – and a thirst for adventure into the unknown. Divided into eight legs and 16 individual races, you can choose to complete the full circumnavigation or select individual legs. It is the only race in the world where the organisers supply a fleet of twelve identical racing yachts, each with a fully qualified skipper to safely guide the crew.
Normally the domain of seasoned pros, this supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people. Having completed a rigorous training course, participants are suited and booted in the latest extreme protection gear to commence the race of their lives – an unparalleled challenge where taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives, students work alongside bankers, and engineers team up with rugby players.
The sea does not distinguish between Olympians or novices. There is nowhere to hide – if Mother Nature throws down the gauntlet, you must be ready to face the same challenges as the pro racer. Navigate the Doldrums en route to South America, endure epic Southern Ocean storms, experience South African sunsets, face the mountainous seas of the North Pacific – and bond with an international crew creating lifelong memories before returning victorious.
Applications are now open for the tenth anniversary series of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which starts in summer 2015. Seize the moment, unleash the adventure.
JOIN THE CLIPPER RACE
It all starts right here…
Application to be part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a two-stage process. For your chance to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, you will need to complete our full application and attend an interview. To register, please complete the form on this page. Once completed, you will then have the choice of either:
- Requesting our postal application pack (free) or
- Booking your interview right now.
A holding deposit of £100 will be requested. You’re application pack will arrive immediately via email.
Please don’t delay – applications are currently being accepted and training is already underway for the tenth series, departing 30 August 2015. The global route will be similar to the last series, with final destinations being announced in the lead up to the race. ...clipperroundtheworld.com